A Curious World is creating books and animations about the source of our feelings.
31

patrons

$286
per month


Who Are We?

We are a volunteer group of creators with backgrounds in animation, design, music, filmmaking and humanitarian work.

We are part of a global movement that points to a new understanding of the mind as the One Solution to all personal and global problems.

Our international team are Norwegian (Christian), British (John), American (Stephanie), Palestinian (Sami and Mohammed) and British/Israeli (Mia).

What Are We Doing?

A Curious World is a universally appealing, language neutral, educational experience, pointing children to the source of their feelings.

Curious the Dragonfly is our fun and lovable main character. He lives in a world where it can appear that the good feelings he craves and the bad feelings he dislikes are all created by the people and circumstances around him.

A Curious World indeed.

Driven by his search for feelings like security, belonging, self-esteem and purpose, he finds himself in many hilarious adventures and mishaps trying to avoid bad feelings and create good ones.

In the end though, he always realizes how futile this search is because what he’s looking for is always to be found inside him.

Because our target audience is children and youth around the world, our animation will be universally appealing and language neutral – no need for translation or subtitles. Ready to go, off the shelf, for everyone to immediately access for free via our YouTube channel.


Why Are We Doing It?

We believe that all problems - from personal to global - are symptoms of a single misunderstanding about where our experience comes from.

We propose that feelings are not generated by the world around us or by the people in it, as widely thought.

We believe that our feelings are generated by our thoughts. They arealways created by what we think.

This simple but profound change in understanding of the mind, from an ‘outside world creating our internal experience’ view to an ‘internally generated experience projected outwards’ view, is, we have seen, the one solution needed to resolve all individual, societal and global issues.

We believe that education about this new understanding of mind has the potential to fundamentally change the world.

Why Are We so Sure About This?

For the last 40 years, hundreds of professionals in our field have been teaching this understanding in a wide range of contexts – schools, businesses, organizations, prisons, addiction centers, family counseling centers, housing projects, etc. The results have been astonishing. Bullying stops. Academic achievement increases. Profits increase. Inter-personal conflicts clear up. Prisoners are rehabilitated. Addicts recover. When people see how their experience and feelings are being created in each moment via thought, their life changes. And the lives of those around them change. Families change. Social groups change. Communities change. In a nutshell, when individuals’ lives change, our collective life changes.


Our Relationship with our Patrons

We are doing this because we know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that when this understanding touches a critical mass of humanity, the world will fundamentally change, automatically.

Such is our belief that we want our creations available for free to everyone. For this, we need support.

In exchange for this support, we think that the most valuable gift that we can give our patrons is a deeper understanding about how our minds are creating our experience.

We want you to have the same certainty that we have. We want you to be filled and nourished by the infinite hope that we have. We want you to see how incredibly simple and inevitable global change actually is when people know the source of their feelings.

With this aim in mind, our supporters will be invited to monthly webinars with the team and leading teachers of this understanding. During these webinars, patrons will have the opportunity to ask any questions and contribute to the discussion in whatever way they like.

At the same time, we want all of our patrons to have full access to our creations and creative process, regardless of the amount they contribute. This is why all our rewards tiers include the same things. For anyone that contributes, they will receive full access to everything we make available including: early schematic notes and animatics; behind the scenes videos and outtakes; produced and unproduced storyboards; and team meetings held on Zoom.


What have we done and where are we going?

Since June 2016, our team has been working on a volunteer basis with zero funding for this project. In that time we have written season 1 scripts, drawn 200+frames of storyboards, created several animatics, animated our main character and the key devices to communicate our message, developed backgrounds, written and recorded our theme song, and produced a short documentary.

This work has given us a clear idea as to how our message can be expressed through animation. The initial response to our sharing has been overwhelmingly positive and is enough to convince us there is a real appetite for this idea to be brought into the world.

We see a huge potential for A Curious World to lead children to the true source of their feelings.

At the moment, our focus is on a free to access animated cartoon series that will introduce the character and establish the central premise.

Our goal is to develop the project so it can be communicated through a variety of media including educational apps, on and off line games, books, comics, study packs, teaching aids, a school curriculum, and other art forms inspired by his adventures.

Our dream is that children and youth will become the leading creative energy bringing A Curious World to life, transforming our world from the inside-out one individual at a time.

Our Aim


Our aim is to help kids see for themselves how unhelpful it is to blame their circumstances for their negative feelings and how futile it is to search for positive feelings in the people and the things that surround them.

With this understanding we envision a current generation of kids relieved of the suffering brought about by stressful and anxious thinking,particularly around issues like safety, security, belonging, identity, self-esteem and purpose.

With this understanding we envision a future generation whose strong sense of individual well-being gives rise to a lasting and sustainable global well-being.

Welcome to A Curious World.
Rewards
A Curious World Creator
$1 or more per month 12 patrons
Become a member of the global movement, making the world a better place.

Includes
  • Behind-the-scenes pics & videos
  • Collaborate on upcoming work
  • Early access to our work
  • Join as a guest
  • Join the patron community
  • Monthly Q&A
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Patron-only livestreams
  • Patron-only polls
  • Tutorial & process videos
A Curious World Creator
$5 or more per month 10 patrons
Co-create episodes with us by sending us your ideas for feelings that Curious looks for and how he tries to find them!  

Includes
  • Behind-the-scenes pics & videos
  • Collaborate on upcoming work
  • Early access to our work
  • Join as a guest
  • Join the patron community
  • Monthly Q&A
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Patron-only livestreams
  • Patron-only polls
  • Tutorial & process videos
  • Monthly patron-only livestream
  • Process videos
A Curious World Creator
$10 or more per month 8 patrons
Join us for a monthly livestreams and ask questions of our international team!

Includes
  • Behind-the-scenes pics & videos
  • Collaborate on upcoming work
  • Early access to our work
  • Join as a guest
  • Join the patron community
  • Monthly Q&A
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Patron-only livestreams
  • Patron-only polls
  • Tutorial & process videos
  • Monthly patron-only livestream
  • Process videos
A Curious World Creator
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
Learn about why we are so hopeful that A Curious World can change the world!

Includes
  • Behind-the-scenes pics & videos
  • Collaborate on upcoming work
  • Early access to our work
  • Join as a guest
  • Join the patron community
  • Monthly Q&A
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Patron-only livestreams
  • Patron-only polls
  • Tutorial & process videos
  • Monthly patron-only livestream
  • Process videos
A Curious World Creator
$50 or more per month 2 patrons
Contribute to an end to childhood stress and anxiety across the globe. 

Includes
  • Behind-the-scenes pics & videos
  • Collaborate on upcoming work
  • Early access to our work
  • Join as a guest
  • Join the patron community
  • Monthly Q&A
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Patron-only livestreams
  • Patron-only polls
  • Tutorial & process videos
  • Monthly patron-only livestream
  • Process videos
Goals
$286 of $1,000 per month
Reaching this goal would allow us to give 250 children in the Middle East a free copy of our first book, Curious' Search for Happiness. (It costs $4 to print one copy).
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Who Are We?

We are a volunteer group of creators with backgrounds in animation, design, music, filmmaking and humanitarian work.

We are part of a global movement that points to a new understanding of the mind as the One Solution to all personal and global problems.

Our international team are Norwegian (Christian), British (John), American (Stephanie), Palestinian (Sami and Mohammed) and British/Israeli (Mia).

What Are We Doing?

A Curious World is a universally appealing, language neutral, educational experience, pointing children to the source of their feelings.

Curious the Dragonfly is our fun and lovable main character. He lives in a world where it can appear that the good feelings he craves and the bad feelings he dislikes are all created by the people and circumstances around him.

A Curious World indeed.

Driven by his search for feelings like security, belonging, self-esteem and purpose, he finds himself in many hilarious adventures and mishaps trying to avoid bad feelings and create good ones.

In the end though, he always realizes how futile this search is because what he’s looking for is always to be found inside him.

Because our target audience is children and youth around the world, our animation will be universally appealing and language neutral – no need for translation or subtitles. Ready to go, off the shelf, for everyone to immediately access for free via our YouTube channel.


Why Are We Doing It?

We believe that all problems - from personal to global - are symptoms of a single misunderstanding about where our experience comes from.

We propose that feelings are not generated by the world around us or by the people in it, as widely thought.

We believe that our feelings are generated by our thoughts. They arealways created by what we think.

This simple but profound change in understanding of the mind, from an ‘outside world creating our internal experience’ view to an ‘internally generated experience projected outwards’ view, is, we have seen, the one solution needed to resolve all individual, societal and global issues.

We believe that education about this new understanding of mind has the potential to fundamentally change the world.

Why Are We so Sure About This?

For the last 40 years, hundreds of professionals in our field have been teaching this understanding in a wide range of contexts – schools, businesses, organizations, prisons, addiction centers, family counseling centers, housing projects, etc. The results have been astonishing. Bullying stops. Academic achievement increases. Profits increase. Inter-personal conflicts clear up. Prisoners are rehabilitated. Addicts recover. When people see how their experience and feelings are being created in each moment via thought, their life changes. And the lives of those around them change. Families change. Social groups change. Communities change. In a nutshell, when individuals’ lives change, our collective life changes.


Our Relationship with our Patrons

We are doing this because we know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that when this understanding touches a critical mass of humanity, the world will fundamentally change, automatically.

Such is our belief that we want our creations available for free to everyone. For this, we need support.

In exchange for this support, we think that the most valuable gift that we can give our patrons is a deeper understanding about how our minds are creating our experience.

We want you to have the same certainty that we have. We want you to be filled and nourished by the infinite hope that we have. We want you to see how incredibly simple and inevitable global change actually is when people know the source of their feelings.

With this aim in mind, our supporters will be invited to monthly webinars with the team and leading teachers of this understanding. During these webinars, patrons will have the opportunity to ask any questions and contribute to the discussion in whatever way they like.

At the same time, we want all of our patrons to have full access to our creations and creative process, regardless of the amount they contribute. This is why all our rewards tiers include the same things. For anyone that contributes, they will receive full access to everything we make available including: early schematic notes and animatics; behind the scenes videos and outtakes; produced and unproduced storyboards; and team meetings held on Zoom.


What have we done and where are we going?

Since June 2016, our team has been working on a volunteer basis with zero funding for this project. In that time we have written season 1 scripts, drawn 200+frames of storyboards, created several animatics, animated our main character and the key devices to communicate our message, developed backgrounds, written and recorded our theme song, and produced a short documentary.

This work has given us a clear idea as to how our message can be expressed through animation. The initial response to our sharing has been overwhelmingly positive and is enough to convince us there is a real appetite for this idea to be brought into the world.

We see a huge potential for A Curious World to lead children to the true source of their feelings.

At the moment, our focus is on a free to access animated cartoon series that will introduce the character and establish the central premise.

Our goal is to develop the project so it can be communicated through a variety of media including educational apps, on and off line games, books, comics, study packs, teaching aids, a school curriculum, and other art forms inspired by his adventures.

Our dream is that children and youth will become the leading creative energy bringing A Curious World to life, transforming our world from the inside-out one individual at a time.

Our Aim


Our aim is to help kids see for themselves how unhelpful it is to blame their circumstances for their negative feelings and how futile it is to search for positive feelings in the people and the things that surround them.

With this understanding we envision a current generation of kids relieved of the suffering brought about by stressful and anxious thinking,particularly around issues like safety, security, belonging, identity, self-esteem and purpose.

With this understanding we envision a future generation whose strong sense of individual well-being gives rise to a lasting and sustainable global well-being.

Welcome to A Curious World.

Recent posts by A Curious World

Rewards
A Curious World Creator
$1 or more per month 12 patrons
Become a member of the global movement, making the world a better place.

Includes
  • Behind-the-scenes pics & videos
  • Collaborate on upcoming work
  • Early access to our work
  • Join as a guest
  • Join the patron community
  • Monthly Q&A
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Patron-only livestreams
  • Patron-only polls
  • Tutorial & process videos
A Curious World Creator
$5 or more per month 10 patrons
Co-create episodes with us by sending us your ideas for feelings that Curious looks for and how he tries to find them!  

Includes
  • Behind-the-scenes pics & videos
  • Collaborate on upcoming work
  • Early access to our work
  • Join as a guest
  • Join the patron community
  • Monthly Q&A
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Patron-only livestreams
  • Patron-only polls
  • Tutorial & process videos
  • Monthly patron-only livestream
  • Process videos
A Curious World Creator
$10 or more per month 8 patrons
Join us for a monthly livestreams and ask questions of our international team!

Includes
  • Behind-the-scenes pics & videos
  • Collaborate on upcoming work
  • Early access to our work
  • Join as a guest
  • Join the patron community
  • Monthly Q&A
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Patron-only livestreams
  • Patron-only polls
  • Tutorial & process videos
  • Monthly patron-only livestream
  • Process videos
A Curious World Creator
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
Learn about why we are so hopeful that A Curious World can change the world!

Includes
  • Behind-the-scenes pics & videos
  • Collaborate on upcoming work
  • Early access to our work
  • Join as a guest
  • Join the patron community
  • Monthly Q&A
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Patron-only livestreams
  • Patron-only polls
  • Tutorial & process videos
  • Monthly patron-only livestream
  • Process videos
A Curious World Creator
$50 or more per month 2 patrons
Contribute to an end to childhood stress and anxiety across the globe. 

Includes
  • Behind-the-scenes pics & videos
  • Collaborate on upcoming work
  • Early access to our work
  • Join as a guest
  • Join the patron community
  • Monthly Q&A
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Patron-only livestreams
  • Patron-only polls
  • Tutorial & process videos
  • Monthly patron-only livestream
  • Process videos